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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A French gilt-brass striking eight day carriage clock


    Price Realised  


    A French gilt-brass striking eight day carriage clock
    Viel, Paris. Mid 19th Century
    The case with egg-and-dart mouldings, lion head mounts to the foliate handle and raised on winged feet, the silvered Roman dial with subsidiary alarm ring, blued steel hands, the twin barrels movement with brass platform to mono-metallic lever balance, countwheel strike on bell
    7 in. (18 cm.) high

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    A carriage clock in a case of a comparable design is illustrated in J. Fanelli, A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, New York, 1987, p.84 and also in C. Allix & P. Bonnert, Carriage Clocks, Their History and Development, Woodbridge, 1974, p.68, plate II/37.

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